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January 27, 2019

“Paul Saunders Talks About Burnout “

Paul Saunders founder of the James River Capital Corporation knows the warning signs of burnout in employees. He believes employers must pay attention to the warning signs and help their employees reduce stress. This he says, helps employees to avoid burnout, and eventually gets them back on track.

He says one sign of burnout is a loss of control. Often this comes from rigid schedules, with little flexibility. This leads the employees to feel trapped. He suggests having employees, take 15 minutes every day to outline their goals. This will give them a sense of control.

Another problem that arises is a lack of promotion or not being compensated for work. When management does not communicate with employees, this often leads to negative feelings about the job. Managers should be honest and open about decisions, and provide reasonable explanations. Offering workshops or seminars to help workers cope with stress, helps with employee performance.

When employees are stressed, they often become moody and angry. These feelings lead to a lack of motivation. Managers should talk with employees often, and they should suggest hobbies or activities outside of work. When employees experience burnout says Paul Saunders they often lose confidence and the quality of their work declines.

When managers check in with employees, and set goals that are reasonable to achieve they help them get back on track. Burnout he says is very pervasive, in the age of mobile phones, and the fast pace that businesses and consumers keep.

Paul Saunders founded the Jame River Capital Corp in 1986 and its affiliates, as part of the alternative investment department at Kidder Peabody and Company. Several year later, be bought this company with partner Kevin Brandt. He followed his passion for finance and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. from University of Chicago. Paul worked in the corporate finance department and commodities at A.G Becker.

Later he became director of Managed Accounts and Commodity Funds at Kidder Peabody and Company and later managing director. When he purchased KP Futures Management Corporation in 1995 he changed the name to James River Capital Corp. He and his wife recently developed their own charity called Saunders Family Foundation. Learn more:

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